I arrive late in the morning, just in time to run to the hotel, have a quick shower, then run to my first appointment. The Arts Club, a Mayfair private members Club, founded in 1863, now converted to a Club and Restaurant with a cozy garden, ideal for business meetings.
I am here to meet one of the most promising young English designers. I think I can use some additional help and this young designer, much admired by the press, may be able to help me. I can then devote more time to those lines which will benefit most from my presence! A very interesting interview… my only concern is that it is not easy to enter the “fantasy” world of Roberto Cavalli!
TAXIIIIIIIII! A pink taxi decorated in all the colors of the rainbow stops in front of me… “SLOANE STREET PLEASE”… I’m going to my boutique… I have meetings with six other designers… students of the Royal College who finished school this year… sometimes, with a little luck, it is possible to find a genius… Alexander McQueen attended the same school!
Infinite traffic…it is the Queen’s Jubilee. It is the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth. All London is decked with flags, buntings and all the windows of the shops are decorated for the big occasion. Harrods, in particular, has invited all stylists and jewelers to create a crown with which it can celebrate this event. I created one in my own style. Harrods graciously dedicated a window display to me!
The really personal reason for my visit to London is for Eva and I to attend the graduation ceremony of our son Robert whom we named Robin at birth.
He completed his last year at the American School, Cobham.
Although English is not his mother tongue he is quite fluent and performed exceptionally well.
Tomorrow I will tell you how emotional this was for me!
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